ESL Classes at Mission

Improve Your English Language Skills

For students who would like to improve their English communication skills, Mission College offers three types of ESL (English as a Second Language) programs. Daytime, evening, weekend, and online ESL classes are available.

ESL Placement 

All students who want to enroll in our ESL program MUST complete the ESL Guided Placement process before registering for any ESL or NCE course. 


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How to Apply

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  • ESL classes for adults.
  • Improve your English skills to earn a certificate, degree, or transfer to a four-year college.
  • For intermediate to advanced students in an academic setting.
  • Improve your English skills to get a better job.
  • Communicate more successfully in English in your everyday life.
  • ESL Credit Program.
  • Mission College offers a Certificate of Proficiency in ESL.
  • ESL classes for adults.
  • For all levels of ESL.
  • Improve your English and later enroll in a degree or certificate program
  • Improve your English to get a job or a better job.
  • Communicate better in English in everyday life.
  • ESL Noncredit Program.
  • ESL classes for adults.
  • Improve your English quickly in order to enter Mission College or other colleges.
  • Attend school full-time and learn English quickly.
  • Engage in cross-cultural activities and field trips.
  • Intensive English Program.

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English is my second language I am originally from Russia. Mission College gave me a good knowledge of English through my ESL classes. After graduation from Mission, I received a job offer as a Junior Designer at Apple. After two years of contracting, I earned the title of Senior Visual Designer at Intuit.

Svetlana Veldanova '21

Certificate in Graphic Design

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ESL and Bilingual Jobs Near Me

Skills Needed

  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Leadership and mentorship
  • Conflict resolution
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use technology 
  • Problem-solving skills

Career Paths

If you don't know what to major in, or you already have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths.

ESL/Bilingual Careers

  • Translation and Interpretation
  • ESL Instructor
  • Tour Guide
  • Construction Worker/Contractor
  • Social Worker
  • Customer Service
  • Healthcare Worker
  • Community Manager
  • Nonprofit Worker